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½ May 11, 2018
April 28, 2018
my favorite movie set in Paris. Audrey Hepburn is a gem. George Kennedy stands out as deranged bad guy-amputee Scobie. very entertaining overall
½ February 25, 2018
This is described as 'the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made'. After watching it I have to agree!
November 7, 2017
I was surprised to see that this film scored higher than von Ryan's Express, which I consider to be a much better film. Charade is ok but it's a bit daft, and very 60s, but considering how old it is it's not too bad, and it does have Audrey Hepburn in it.
½ October 16, 2017
Charade is a fun ride. There's not as much payoff here as many other films of its type, but the mystery is interesting, the characters are engaging, and the romance is inviting.
October 14, 2017
Audrey Hepburn is absolutely charming, funny, and beautiful as always. Very Hitchkockian as Guillermo Del Toro put it. It reminds me a lot of Vertigo or Rear Window. Probably used the same studio lot to film.

Very funny at times but also very tightly scripted. The way the story is told unfolds in a very interesting way. The movie, even though being a crime mystery movie, lends itself well to lightheartedness and humor. As always, the technicolor looks beautiful.

In summary, terrific movie that has charm, humor, suspense, crime, it has it all and it won me over.
Super Reviewer
September 24, 2017
Audrey Hepburn's in Paris and in some trouble. Her husband has been killed and these gorillas show up suddenly grunting about one quarter of a million dollars missing. Who can she trust? The only guy available (Cary Grant) changes his name, and his story (and thus the movie's title), daily. And people are being killed. Interestingly, the director Donen quite literally throws this at Grant but Hepburn steals the film anyhow. In the final analysis it all doesn't quite add up logically, but the charm of the leads, and Paris, and music by Mancini is one reason this is one of my favorites.
½ July 20, 2017
A few twists too many dampen this quip-laden, romantic thriller.
½ June 2, 2017
Stunningly witty thriller murder mystery with twists and a great deal of humor. Wonderful performances by Hepburn and Grant, along with Paris locations and Mancini's lovely music make this film a classic in every sense of the word! A great oldie that stillholds up today!
½ April 25, 2017
Very funny and smart movie with handsome leads. It's very entertaining and has quite a few thrilling and amusing plot twists. Audrey Hepburn is as always charming and her performance is just what you expect of her. Cary Grant is solid and assuring as her protector and all the other shady characters he embodies. Pure entertainment, beyond all expectations.
½ March 10, 2017
Slick, writer-friendly spy thriller/comedy that occasionally feels a bit too middlebrow in it's slickness - also the film is based on a mounting series of clues, mysteries and crime suspects without a relatable story in sight, ie: purely filmic type of mystery with a famous cast. Today, the intelligence and occasional self-consiousness of it seems entertaining still, but it's certainly not Vertigo or something of that calibre. Some will watch the film just for overly thin Hepburn and her chic hats, coats, gloves etc. Cool Henry Mancini soundtrack also.
December 12, 2016
Fun, thrilling, suspenseful. Stuff they don't make anymore...
December 3, 2016
A must-see classic thriller that runs like a Hitchcock film. What a cast! In title only remake of a 1953 film and remade as The Truth About Charlie (2002). Part of The Criterion Collection and on Blu-ray.
September 27, 2016
Classic movie. Grant and Hepburn do some super performances with twists and turns in plot. Well done.
September 12, 2016
September 10, 2016
An absolute classic! A must see!
August 31, 2016
Overrated. Silly. Naive. But, must to watch and have an own opinion about it.
May 18, 2016
"Charade" is truly the best film Alfred Hitchcock never made. I would have enjoyed it much more had Hepburn not given another exaggerated performance.
Super Reviewer
April 12, 2016
"Charade" is a fun picture from Stanley Donen, a director more well known for his musicals with Gene Kelly. The film is often called the best film that wasn't directed by Hitchcock, and yes, it does seem like a homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock, complete with Cary Grant. Audrey Hepburn plays Regina Lampert, an American woman musing over leaving her husband. That decision becomes easier when she arrives home to her apartment in Paris to find everything missing and a police investigator there to inform her her husband has been murdered. The police investigator interrogates her about Charles and she admits she knows so little about him.
The funeral service is sparce, only her friend Sylvie (Dominique Minot) and the charming stranger Brian Cruikshank (Cary Grant) attend. Later three mysterious men appear at the funeral shocked to see Charles is dead. After the funeral she is approached by CIA administrator Hamilton Bartholomew (Walter Mathau) who informs her that she has $200,000 that she doesn't know anything about that those three men are after. Charles and those men, along with a fifth man named Carson Dyle, were given $200,000 in gold to give to the French Resistance, but they stole it instead. Carson was shot and left for dead, and Charles double-crossed the others.
What happens next is a series of deaths and people are not who they say they are. What is absolutely clear to Regina is she is unsure as to trust Brian and as the viewer we're unsure, too. They fight and work together at times, and all Regina wants is for this ordeal to end fully cooperating with the three men and the CIA, who wants the money back.
This film is not at all predictable, it's fun. It's a completely joyous suspense thriller romantic comedy.
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